Credit Recovery Handbook 2017 - 2018 Academic Year

 
Credit Recovery Handbook 2017 - 2018 Academic Year
Credit Recovery
   Handbook

 2017 – 2018
Academic Year

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Table of Contents

What is the MNPS Credit Recovery Program? ............................................................................................ 3
Course Organization ..................................................................................................................................... 4
Credit Recovery for Student Athletes .......................................................................................................... 4
Guidelines for Credit Recovery Enrollment ................................................................................................. 5
   Credit Recovery for Student Not Needing NCAA Eligibility....................................................................... 5
   Credit Recovery for NCAA Eligibility .......................................................................................................... 6
   Enrolling Students Into a Credit Recovery Course .................................................................................... 7
Initial Credit Considerations ........................................................................................................................ 8
Special Populations and Online Courses ..................................................................................................... 8
Online Preparation for College Entrance Examinations ............................................................................. 8
Grade Reporting Procedures for Credit Recovery ....................................................................................... 9
MNPS Credit Recovery Roles, Responsibilities, and Expectations ........................................................... 10
Forms and Best Practices ........................................................................................................................... 11
   Glossary of Terms.................................................................................................................................... 13
   Monitoring Tips for Credit Recovery ....................................................................................................... 14
   Daily Checklist for a Successful Credit Recovery Computer Lab ............................................................. 15
   Academic Integrity in the Electronic Environment ................................................................................. 17
   Credit Recovery Documentation Form ................................................................................................... 18
   Course Request for First Time Credit ...................................................................................................... 19
   MNPS/Edgenuity CTE & Elective Course Alignment ............................................................................... 20
   MNPS Credit Recovery Documentation Form......................................................................................... 22

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What is the MNPS Credit Recovery Program?
The Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools’ Credit Recovery Program is designed for students who have
not successfully earned credit in the traditional classroom setting due to a failing course. Credit
Recovery does not replace an original grade. Per the State Board of Education’s Uniform Grading Policy
(3.301), the grade a student receives for passing a credit recovery course is seventy percent (70%). The
original failing grade will not be factored into the student’s GPA (it will be zeroed out), but will remain
on the transcript and student record.

                                  The Credit Recovery Program
Delivers core classes and many electives through a web-based instructional program. The Credit
Recovery Program affords students the opportunity to proceed at their own pace and offers high school
students the opportunity to graduate on-time according to their four-year plan. Students requiring
Credit Recovery must be enrolled in a Credit Recovery Course by the school administration or school’s
counseling office. The online Credit Recovery Courses must be monitored by a certified, licensed teacher
and should be completed during the school day or extended school day. All Credit Recovery assessments
must be proctored by MNPS Certificated Personnel. The Edgenuity Credit Recovery Courses are web-
based and are seven days a week; therefore, students may also work at home.

                                               Overview
Edgenuity’s credit recovery courses allow students to stay on track for on-time graduation. Edgenuity
provides an online learning environment to support online and blended instruction. It engages students
in multimedia content and relevant, real- world assignments. Every course can be customized at the
district level to match district specifications. Educators can be confident that students have built a solid
foundation for the next grade or course.
Students have an account with the online program, Edgenuity, is where instructional units are housed.
Students are assigned course(s) and completion date(s) using the correct course numbers. Edgenuity is
a web-based platform and the students can work on assignments via the internet. Students must take
quizzes, unit exams and the cumulative exam at school in the presence of MNPS Certificated Personnel.
Students are expected to complete the entire course during the semester and are continuously
monitored ensuring they are progressing forward.
Credit Recovery is offered at all high schools, Simon Youth Foundation Academies, and alternative
schools. Edgenuity’s online courses reflect the best research-based practices in effective instruction.
Explicit teaching guides students to develop key content area knowledge and skills by activating
students’ prior knowledge, establishing a clear purpose and goals for lessons, presenting information in
small segments, providing clear instruction with examples and modeling, incorporating practice with
scaffold support, conducting frequent checks for understanding with appropriate feedback, and
incorporating reviews spread out over time. Instruction is designed to promote deep thinking that leads
to the kind of knowledge that can be applied across a broad range of conditions and to help students
develop cognitive skills for monitoring and regulating their thinking processes while learning. Edgenuity
courses enhance instruction while reducing cognitive load for students by adhering to principles of
effective multimedia instruction and by using graphic organizers to present information and engage
students in developing their own knowledge. The courses also implement principles of Universal Design
for learning to meet the needs of students in their individual circumstances.

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With over 500,000 enrollments each year, Edgenuity provides the tools and resources to help students
achieve their potential. The Credit Recovery Program is designed to help students who have not
successfully earned credit for a course an opportunity to gain those credits via an online platform
covering the same content which was delivered in the original face-to-face class. Core classes, as well as
some electives, are offered through the Edgenuity web-based instructional program which will give
students the opportunity to move at their own pace to master the skills necessary to successfully
complete the course requirements.
High Schools provide opportunities for students to recover credits via online Credit Recovery courses are
taken as part of the regular school day as well as after school. Students who failed a course are eligible
to be scheduled into the Credit Recovery Lab where they will be monitored. School-level Administrators
and School Credit Recovery Coordinators can approve a student for enrollment and enroll a student in a
Credit Recovery course. Regular progress reports will be sent home, electronic communication of
student progress will be emailed, and students can continually monitor their own progress. All courses
are available online from any internet connected computer seven days a week and students are
encouraged to work from home to help complete their course.
To identify student mastery, the Credit Recovery courses have three different options:
    •    Credit Recovery by Semester
    •    Credit Recovery by Full Year
    •    Credit Recovery by Competency Test/Test for Credit

                                         Course Organization
Courses are organized into Units and Lessons.
Lessons. All lessons contain instructional videos, several activities and a quiz.
Units. All units are made up of several lessons and have a review and a test. Every quiz has a notes
lesson prior to it. This is where the student will turn in their notes that they took during the
instructional video. The notes assignments are worth 10% of their overall grade. The notes lesson and
grading outline are in the appendix of this document.
Quizzes. Each lesson has a quiz at the end. This quiz is presented to the student first and serves as a
pretest. If the student scores 70 or better on the quiz, then they skip the content for the unit and move
to the next lesson. If the student scores lower than a 70 then they move on to the instructional video
and activities. They will then be presented with the quiz again. If they score lower than a 70 they are
allowed an additional retake. If they still score lower than a 70 then they must see their lab facilitator
for an additional retake. The lab facilitator will check over their notes and help them review over what
they are not mastering. Then the lab facilitator will allow an additional retake. If they fail again, see the
Assessment - Requirements section.

                              Credit Recovery for Student Athletes
Student athletes should be in face-to-face classes for all core classes, all initial credit and for credit
recovery. If a student takes an Edgenuity course and needs to recover credit for NCAA, the student
must retake the full course and cannot take the credit recovery version. Please note a student may be
involved in athletics outside of the school day and will need to follow the NCAA credit recovery rules.

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Guidelines for Credit Recovery Enrollment
    School-level credit recovery administrators will review student transcripts identifying students requiring
    course(s) recovery because of unsuccessfully earning credit in a face-to-face environment.
    Prior to enrolling a student in an electronic credit recovery course, the following steps should be
    provided to all students requiring course(s) recovery because of unsuccessfully earning credit in a face-
    to-face environment.

    CREDIT RECOVERY OPTIONS FOR STUDENTS WHO DO NOT NEED NCAA ELIGIBILITY

COMPETENCY    RE-TAKE THE COURSE
                    TEST/TEST    FOR FACE TO FACE: Students with a 50-69 final semester average in a course, have one
                                       CREDIT:
opportunity to take a competency test through MNPS’s on-line platform, Edgenuity’s (using the summative review
test), and to demonstrate mastery of course standards in lieu of completing course retake/credit recovery. If a student
receives a grade of a 70% or higher, then credit is awarded for the course. The school counselor should obtain a copy
of the final grade from the Edgenuity teacher, complete the Testing for Competency form, and place this signed form
in the student’s cumulative record. The grade will be backfilled as a “P” for PASS on the transcript, and the previous
grade will be zeroed out, but will remain on the transcript.

PRESCRIPTIVE TEST ON EDGENUITY: If a student fails the competency/test for credit, then he/she will have
one opportunity to complete the prescriptive exam on MNPS’s online platform Edgenuity. If a student receives a grade
of a 70% or higher, then credit is awarded for the course. The school counselor should obtain a copy of the final grade
from the Edgenuity teacher, complete the Testing for Competency form, and place this signed form in the student’s
cumulative record. The grade will be backfilled as a “P” for PASS on the transcript, and the previous grade will be
zeroed out, but will remain on the transcript. If a 69% or below is received, then the student must earn their credit using
one of the two options below.

RE-TAKING THE COURSE FACE TO FACE: With the approval of the Executive Principal, the student will
re-take the failed course during the school day in a face to face classroom setting. The grade earned will be
transcripted, and the previous course grade will be zeroed out, but will remain on the transcript.

COMPLETE THE CREDIT RECOVERY COURSE ON EDGENUITY: If a student must complete a course via
credit recovery on Edgenuity, their prescriptive tests results will be used to determine the modules/ standards not
mastered. Once the student has completed all modules and passed the course, the student’s grade will be backfilled as
a 70% and the previous grade will be zeroed out, but will remain on the transcript.

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CREDIT RECOVERY OPTIONS FOR STUDENTS WHO NEED NCAA ELIGIBILITY

    Note: Although NCAA DOES accept a grade of “PASS,” the NCAA Eligibility Center will
    assign the high school’s lowest passing grade for a course in which the student received a
    “PASS” grade. For most high schools, the lowest passing grade is a D (70%), so the NCAA
    Eligibility Center generally assigns a D (70%) as a passing grade.
    However, many students do not want this low grade averaging into their Grade Point Average
    (GPA) for their core eligibility coursework. Therefore, please discuss the grade of “PASS”/70%
    with the student and parent to determine if this is an option. If it is not, then the face to face
    retake and the 1st Time Credit/NCAA Approved course on Edgenuity would be the only two
    options.

 COMPETENCY TEST/TEST FOR CREDIT: Students with a 50-69 final semester average in a course, have
 one opportunity to take a competency test through MNPS’s on-line platform, Edgenuity’s (using the summative
 review test), and to demonstrate mastery of course standards in lieu of completing course retake/credit recovery. If
 a student receives a grade of a 70% or higher, then credit is awarded for the course. The school counselor should
 obtain a copy of the final grade from the Edgenuity teacher, complete the Testing for Competency form, and place
 this signed form in the student’s cumulative record. The grade will be backfilled as a “P” for PASS on the
 transcript, and the previous grade will be zeroed out, but will remain on the transcript.

 PRESCRIPTIVE TEST ON EDGENUITY: If a student fails the competency/test for credit, then he/she will have
 one opportunity to complete the prescriptive exam on MNPS’s online platform Edgenuity. If a student receives a
 grade of a 70% or higher, then credit is awarded for the course. The school counselor should obtain a copy of the final
 grade from the Edgenuity teacher, complete the Testing for Competency form, and place this signed form in the
 student’s cumulative record. The grade will be backfilled as a “P” for PASS on the transcript, and the previous grade
 will be zeroed out, but will remain on the transcript. If a 69% or below is received, then the student must earn their
 credit using one of the two options below.

RE-TAKING THE COURSE FACE TO FACE: If the Executive Principal gives approval, the student will re-take
the course during the school day in a face to face class. The new grade earned will be backfilled, and the previous
grade will be zeroed out, but remains on the transcript.

COMPLETE THE 1ST TIME CREDIT/NCAA APPROVED COURSE ON EDGENUITY:
    1. The school counselor will complete the online 1st Time Credit & NCAA Edgenuity forms and submit them
       to the Executive Director of School Counseling for approval.

    2. Once approved, the student will complete the 1st Time Credit/NCAA approved Edgenuity course in its    6
       entirety. The grade earned will be transcripted, and the previous course grade will be zeroed out, but will
       remain on the transcript.
Enrolling Students into a Credit Recovery Course
1. School-level credit recovery administrators will identify course(s) for which students need to
   recover credit.
       a. If the course is an EOC (End of Course Exam course) and the student took the EOC, the
           EOC scores must be reviewed. If the score is “On Level” or “mastered”, the student will
           receive a 70 for the class and the credit and placed in the student transcript.
       b. If the course is an EOC (End of Course Exam course), and student did not take the EOC,
           the student should be scheduled for the EOC before credit is awarded and placed on the
           student transcript.
       c. If the course is not an EOC (End of Course Exam course), move to the next step.
2. Students will be assigned a Test for Competency (NOTE: If the student requires NCAA eligibility,
   the Competency Test is NOT an option.
       a. If the student scores a 70 or above on the Test for Competency, a report is generated,
           submitted to the counselor, and a grade of PASS is placed on the transcript.
       b. If the student does not successfully score 70 or above on the Test for Competency, the
           student will be enrolled in the course with a Prescriptive Test assigned.
                 i. If the student successfully mastered 70% or more of the Prescriptive Test, a
                    report is generated, submitted to the counselor, and an indication of PASS is
                    placed on the student’s transcript.
                ii. If the student does not successfully demonstrate 70% or more mastery of the
                    content, the student will be enrolled in the course.
                         1. The student will be enrolled in the specific course with Pre-Testing to
                             allow the student to demonstrate content knowledge to move forward
                             and not repeat mastered content.
3. School-level credit recovery administrators will conference with students, assign students a
   maximum of one (1) credit recovery course at a time, and enroll students into the Credit
   Recovery Lab where the students will be monitored
       a. Courses available for Credit Recovery, in the Edgenuity platform, are indicated with the
           prefix “MNPS”
       b. Target Completion dates must be set to ensure appropriate progress
       c. If a student has an IEP, accommodations should be provided by the Exceptional
           Education teacher for modification of the Edgenuity course

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Initial Credit Considerations
It is recommended that all students who are taking a course for the first time take it in a face-to-face or
blended classroom setting. However, for some students who have transferred into MNPS or have
extenuating circumstances, taking an online course for initial credit may be necessary. The initial credit
courses adhere to the state’s seat-time requirement. A recommendation for initial course credit will be
made by a counselor and/or principal for prior approval through the Executive Director of School
Counseling. Approval must be granted prior to student being enrolled in a 1st time credit course in
Edgenuity and requests for Initial Credit should be made through
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdu82diMijbVFiIyzV68ju5tp6fnBwVEaekjUs8jbRy56xLmw/v
iewform
Students approved for initial credit receive the course grade on their transcript (For information
regarding CTE credit, please see the listing of the CTE course alignment in the reference documents)
Students who are candidates for initial credit must adhere to the following approval process:
    •   Upon approval, student may be enrolled in a course
    •   Students must complete course by pre-established completion date
    •   Teacher of Record must sign-off

                           Special Populations and Online Courses
If a student is eligible for services (has an IEP, 504 Plan, or ELL), the accommodations outlined in the plan
apply to Credit Recovery classes in the same manner they apply to face-to-face classes. If a student has
an IEP, accommodations should be provided by the Exceptional Education teacher at the beginning of
each semester, and Exceptional Education teacher should consult with the Credit Recovery Teacher to
ensure accommodations are set correctly in the initial enrollment. Possible accommodations may
include, but are not limited to; extended time and assessments/assignments that are read aloud to the
student.

                      Online Preparation for College Entrance Exams
Edgenuity also offers test preparation services for college entrance exams. The ACT and SAT courseware
focuses on the primary areas of each test, including mathematics, reading, science and English reasoning
for the ACT, and mathematics, critical reading and critical writing for the SAT. Additionally, students
have access to the Tennessee End of Course preparation courses.

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Grade Reporting Procedures for Credit Recovery
Upon fulfilling the Edgenuity requirements for each course, students will receive one grade, which will
be posted on both their report card and high school transcript. During the Nine-Weeks grading cycle, a
student may receive a P for Passed or an F for Failed depending on the completion of his work based on
the pacing of the students’ Edgenuity course. The Credit Recovery Coordinator and the Credit Recovery
Teacher should constantly monitor student progress for the course and neither grades nor assignments
should be edited.
The Credit Recovery Teacher will assign a “P” or “F” (Pass or Fail) to all Progress Report and Marking
Period grades for students enrolled in an Edgenuity course. Grades will be determined based upon the
student’s course progress at the end of each grade reporting cycle. Course progress will include all
grades the student has earned on completed assignments as well as grades not completed by the
student during each grade reporting cycle.
Assessments - Requirements
Students will get a maximum of 3 attempts on each assessment. Teachers must unlock each assessment
attempt.
Progress Reporting
To determine the assignment of a “P” or “F” for progress reports or marking periods, the Edgenuity class
monitor will use the ACTUAL GRADE. The student will get a “P” if the actual grade is at 70% or more. If
the actual grade is less than a 70, an “F” will be the grade. The actual grade is an equitable
representation of what work the student should have done up to the point in time.
Final Grade
When a student completes a course, their final course grade will be the Relative Grade verified by the
Edgenuity Teacher of Record. The Relative Grade is computed by the system and assigns zeroes for all
activities a student has not yet completed in the course. It reflects the student’s final course grade as of
that date. The Edgenuity Teacher of Record will sign off on all course completion verification sheets.
The Edgenuity Teacher of Record will retain the original and submit a copy of the course completion
verification sheet to the School Counselor. The School Counselor will input the student’s course
completion grade and remove all Pass/Fail grades from previous Progress Reports and Marking Periods.
Courses must be completed prior to the semester exam dates. All students, whether they complete
they course or not, will get the relative grade entered as their semester average grade in the course.
Satisfactory completion of Edgenuity course work during the long-term semesters is based upon a
completion rate of 80%* and a passing grade of 70% or higher, and is a result of daily homework,
quizzes, unit tests, and the final exam. Like other course work, a grade below 70% will prevent students
from participating and performing in athletics/activities. Enrollment in the Edgenuity Credit Recovery is
not designed to provide for the accumulation of additional credits, but allows for the recovery of credits
in a no-cost, self-paced, on-line learning environment.
*Note: Students must work throughout the entire semester. The expectation is that students will work
towards a goal of 100% of the course being completed.

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MNPS Credit Recovery Roles, Responsibilities, and Expectations
School Coordinator: Each school (site) identifies a local school coordinator who will:
    •   All Credit Recovery Coordinators must attend annual training prior beginning of the current
        Academic Year
    •   Make sure all Edgenuity’s district guidelines are followed.
    •   Serve as the liaison between the counselors and the Credit Recovery Teacher
    •   Serve as the liaison between Credit Recovery and testing coordinator.
    •   Coordinate with the Credit Recovery Teacher regarding any Credit Recovery issues.
    •   Coordinate with the Credit Recovery Teacher for approval and clarification of earning new
        credit using Edgenuity.
    •   Maintains a record of students and current courses.
    •   Tracks number of course credits earned or recovered.
    •   Maintain an Edgenuity login, for all enrolled students, which gives the substitute rights to view
        and check assignments, topic test reviews, and reset assignments/ assessments.
    •   Submit login information and instructions to administration in the case of emergency.
    •   Train all school personnel who work with credit recovery (credit recovery teachers, counselors,
        testing coordinator, grading administrator etc.)

Teacher Responsibilities:
    •   All Credit Recovery Teachers must be trained within two (2) weeks of the beginning of the
        current Academic Year
    •   Monitor student progress, grades, attendance, course activity time, and remediation strategies.
    •   Make sure all Edgenuity district guidelines are followed.
    •   Provide direct technical support and academic assistance to the students enrolled in Edgenuity
        courses.
    •   Collaborate with the counselor and administrative staff to support students who are struggling
        academically in the program.
    •   Interpret and evaluate data to design methods and/or strategies to keep the student on
        schedule with completion plan.
    •   Verify course completion and print grade reports to submit with grade submission form.
    •   Provide ongoing reports of student progress, student/parent meetings, and remediation efforts
        to the parent, counselors, and/or administration.
    •   Run Group Progress Reports in Edgenuity at least weekly to determine those students who are
        behind and/or failing.
    •   Conferences with students in danger of falling behind or failing to develop strategies for success
        and completion plan.

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Forms and Best Practices

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Glossary of Terms
PRESCRIPTIVE TEST: Prescriptive testing works by generating an assessment that the student
takes at the very beginning of the course. As such, it can only be enabled before the course has
been started. This assessment is generated automatically, selecting one question from each
lesson in the course. If the student answers a question correctly, the corresponding lesson is
automatically customized out of the course.

OVERALL GRADE: The grade a student has earned thus far in the course, based on all activities
and assessments he or she has completed:
   1. Overall Grade percentage: Percentage grade based on a 0%–100% scale.
   2. Color coded grade squares: Quick-reference colors to indicate what the student’s grade
       is in the course(s):
            o Red: Indicates a grade between 0%–59%
            o Orange: Indicates a grade between 60%–69%
            o Yellow: Indicates a grade between 70%–79%
            o Olive: Indicates a grade between 80%–89%
            o Green: Indicates a grade between 90%–100%

COMPLETE COUNT: Indicates the percent of the course completed, calculated by the number of
assignments completed vs. the total number of assignments in the course (this number may be
slightly different than the Course Completed percentage).

RELATIVE GRADE: Represents the grade that a student would receive if he or she stopped
working in that course today and received 0% for all unfinished activities.

ACTUAL GRADE: Based on the overall grade in relation to the percentage of coursework
completed vs. the percentage of coursework that should have been completed. This will not
populate unless a start date and target date have been set.

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Monitoring Tips for Credit Recovery

Dashboard
1. Make sure Start and Target Dates are set
2. Create User Groups to filter and see subsets of students.
3. Use the course filter to help determine flex groups.
 4. Respond quickly to alerts. Otherwise, students are stopped in courses and consequently, are not
learning.
 5. Create your own or use the Edgenuity example retake flowchart to intervene and remediate when
students do not pass assessments.

Scores and Activity Review
1. Be sure to provide feedback when checking student work
2. Spot check average number of retakes to evaluate student engagement.

Gradebook
1. Pay attention to time on task.
2. Reset direct instruction sparingly, students will get discouraged.

Attendance Log
1. Make sure you understand idle time.
2. Watch time of day that students are learning. Possibly late night work gives you information to build
relationship.

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Daily Checklist for a Successful Credit Recovery
                 Computer Lab
•   Check all computer stations for damage, cleanliness, etc… and document with the
    responsible student’s name, if necessary/possible.
•   View the Dashboard to quickly see students who are unable to continue progress in
    their course(s) for either a Teacher Review or a lack of retake attempts.
        o Click on the alert icon to complete the Teacher Review or to review student work
            in the Gradebook.
        o If you don’t feel they are ready to take their assessment, one option may be
            resetting the Vocabulary, Lecture and Practice/Homework activities before
            allowing the student to complete their assessment.
        o Click on the alert icon to review student work, assign retakes, assign the student
            a grade, bypass the assessment or send the student an email.
•   Monitor student attendance and logins using the Current Sessions Report.
        o View all individuals currently active in the Virtual Classroom.
        o Close sessions for students who forgot to logoff properly.
        o This report is dynamic and reports “at the moment” activity.
•   Review students’ progress using the Individual Student Progress Report, the Group
    Progress Report and/or the Dashboard.
        o Students’ progress toward course completion should be monitored on a regular
            basis.
        o Set daily/weekly progress goals with the student (for example, the student
            should complete 6% of their course each week to stay on-target for course
            completion), and then review student progress with the student on a regular
            basis; weekly, bi-weekly, etc.
        o If User Groups have been created, Group Progress Reports and the Dashboard
            may be viewed by User Group to make the volume of data more manageable.
•   Review and document weekly attendance and progress using the Attendance Log.
        o The Attendance Log lists how long each student spent logged into the Virtual
            Classroom per day/week and how many assessments/assignments they
            completed.
        o While viewing the Attendance Log, click directly on a student’s name to view a
            detailed account of that specific student’s log in/out times, Idle Time, and
            activity/assessment completion.
        o Note: Idle Time does not necessarily mean the student was not working; it
            means the student was not working on an activity that moved them forward in
            their course, though they may still have been on task and reviewing past
            activities.
•   Review the Gradebook to see what students are currently working on, what grades
    they’ve received for each activity/assessment, and how long they spent on each activity.
•   The following may also be common actions performed as needed in the Lab:

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o Add courses to a student’s account
       o Change assignment grades
       o Reset assignments
       o View Essay Answers (for Language Arts courses only)
       o Review Journals
•   Shut down system at the end of lab/day as defined by school administrators.
•   Never leave the Web Administrator open and unattended!

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Academic Integrity in the Electronic Environment
                                  Guidance from Edgenuity
With the advent of online curriculum, there certainly is a proliferation of web sites dedicated to posting
answers to assessment questions. This is regrettable. While we have sent cease-and-desist letters to
some of these sites, they have largely been unwilling to work with us to remove copyrighted content.
(The outstanding exceptions are Quizlet and Brainly, which have been amazing partners in taking down
answers whenever we report them-we do so every few months.)
We completely understand the frustration any educator has in trying to establish anti-cheating policies
and communicate their importance to students. Schools can look into lockdown browsers or other
classroom computer management options. However, we also would encourage all schools to engage
their staff in a discussion of the kinds of expectations they have set with students about cheating
behavior. Do teachers explicitly explain that looking up answers during a test is cheating? What are the
consequences when students do it? Are those consequences made clear to parents/guardians and
students from the start of the year?
We believe that the most effective way to prevent cheating is to manage the students, not to manage
the system. When you manage the system, the students generally find a new way to cheat. (Lock down
the browser...they use their phone, disable copy/paste...they just type answers in.) When we try to
design tools to stop students from cheating, all we teach them is to look for better ways to cheat. Given
the number of stories we hear every day about professionals who lie on their resumes, academics who
falsify their data, and corporate leaders who make questionable financial choices, it's clear that we're
not doing enough in the early years to help students understand and value integrity. This is a perfect
opportunity to do so.
We also recommend Dan Ariely's excellent book The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty, as a fantastic
study in the behavioral economics behind cheating and a great resource for ideas that really work. This
guide might also be helpful when considering the academic integrity policies at your school or
district: Edgenuity Implementation Guide to Ensuring Academic Integrity.
What are Quizlet and Brainly? Students are posting answers to Edgenuity assessment questions on
these or some other website. Is there anything we can do to stop them from doing this?
Quizlet.com is a flashcard site that allows students to create sets of flashcards and share them publicly.
Brainly.com is a website where you can post any question and get answers.
Unfortunately, a number of students have used these sites to make and share flashcards sets, or post
answers to Edgenuity assessment questions. We are aware of this, and we're happy to announcement
that both companies are more than willing to work with us to block students who post Edgenuity
content. They just need the URLs where the content is found.
We send these companies the URLs with Edgenuity answers regularly, and they pull them down within
48 hours—blocking the student who posted them from making any future flashcard sets public.
However, we can’t always find them all. If you find any URLs from either of these two sites with
Edgenuity answers, please send the links (not screen shots) to Customer Support and we will be happy
to have them remove our content.

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Clients can also feel free to block Quizlet.com and Brainly.com at their school or district. Neither of these
sites is needed to complete any Edgenuity coursework.
Additional suggestions and recommendations to address these concerns:
1.      Set expectations and policies
2.      Use similar strategies in brick and mortar settings
3.      Instruct and model successful online learning practices using Edgenuity tools
4.      Discuss cheating and digital citizenship. Possibly go through a few lessons from our course
5.      Manage classes well
6.      Celebrate success and follow through on documented consequences
7.      Move around the class- proximity helps
8.      Use LAN software if available
9.      Reset previous assignments
10.      Consider using assessment stations near the teacher desk
11.      Use alternative assessments for worst cases
12,      Use teacher review to check prior work
13.      Turn on quiz review for worst cases

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Credit Recovery Documentation Form

Student Name: ________________________________________________________

Student ID Number: _____________________________________________________

Course Name: __________________________________________________________

EOC Course: Yes         No

If yes, has it been verified the student took the EOC? Yes        No

If no, please list the date you notified the assessment office to add the student to the EOC roster for the
next available test administration.
DATE: _________________________________________________________________

Date Backfilled in Infinite Campus (must be within 5 days of course completion): ________________

School Counselor Signature: __________________________________________________________

*Support document must include the “Student Progress Report”

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Course Request for First Time Credit

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                                        w/viewform

                A separate form is required for each course requested for student.

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Edgenuity Course                       Industry Cluster               MNPS Course Aligned           State Course Code
MNPS Audio Engineering - CR 17-18                          Audio Visual         Audio Technology
MNPS Digital Arts I - CR 17-18                             Audio Visual         Digital Arts & Design I                        6084
MNPS Digital Arts II - CR 17-18                            Audio Visual         Digital Arts & Design II                       6086
Microsoft Office Specialist - EL3502                       Business             Advanced Computer Applications                 5904
Microsoft Office Specialist - EL3502 A                     Business             Advanced Computer Applications                 5904
Microsoft Office Specialist - EL3502 B                     Business             Advanced Computer Applications                 5904
MNPS Computer Applications - Office 2010 - CR 17-18        Business             Computer Applications                          5891
MNPS Computer Applications - Office 2010 S1 - CR 17-18     Business             Computer Applications                          5891
MNPS Computer Applications - Office 2010 S2 - CR 17-18     Business             Computer Applications                          5891
MNPS Career Explorations - CR 17-18                        Career Exploration
MNPS Career Explorations I - CR 17-18                      Career Exploration
MNPS Career Explorations II - CR 17-18                     Career Exploration
*OMA17 - Personal Finance - SST5625 - IC                   Finance              Personal Finance or Financial Planning   5901 PF/5890 FP
*TEST FOR CREDIT Personal Finance (Exam Only)              Finance              Personal Finance or Financial Planning   5901 PF/5890 FP
MNPS Personal Finance - CR 17-18                           Finance              Personal Finance or Financial Planning   5901 PF/5890 FP
MNPS Personal Finance - IC 17-18                           Finance              Personal Finance or Financial Planning   5901 PF/5890 FP
Personal Finance - EL3403                                  Finance              Personal Finance or Financial Planning   5901 PF/5890 FP
MNPS Health Science Concepts - CR 17-18                    Health Sciences      A&P                                            5991
MNPS Health Science Concepts S1 - CR 17-18                 Health Sciences      A&P                                            5991
MNPS Health Science Concepts S2 - CR 17-18                 Health Sciences      A&P                                            5991
MNPS Introduction to Health Science - CR 17-18             Health Sciences      Health Science Education                       5998
MNPS Introduction to Health Science S1- CR 17-18           Health Sciences      Health Science Education                       5998
MNPS Introduction to Health Science S2- CR 17-18           Health Sciences      Health Science Education                       5998
Medical Terminology - EL3620                               Health Sciences      Medical Terminology                            5883
Nursing Assistant - EL3610                                 Health Sciences      Nursing Education                              6000
Nursing Assistant - EL3610 A                               Health Sciences      Nursing Education                              6000
Nursing Assistant - EL3610 B                               Health Sciences      Nursing Education                              6000
MNPS Pharmacy Technician - CR 17-18                        Health Sciences      Pharmacological Science                        6133
MNPS Pharmacy Technician I - CR 17-18                      Health Sciences      Pharmacological Science                        6133
MNPS Pharmacy Technician I - CR 17-18                      Health Sciences      Pharmacological Science                        6133
MNPS Computer Science II - CR 17-18                        Information Tech     Coding I                                       6098
MNPS Computer Science I - CR 17-18                         Information Tech     Computer Science Foundations                   6095
MNPS Introduction to Information Technology - CR 17-18     Information Tech     Computer Science Foundations                   6095
MNPS Introduction to Information Technology S1- CR 17-18   Information Tech     Computer Science Foundations                   6095
MNPS Introduction to Information Technology S2 -CR 17-18   Information Tech     Computer Science Foundations                   6095
MNPS Game Design - CR 17-18                                Information Tech     Mobile App Development                         6178
MNPS Intro to Entrepreneurship I - CR 17-18                Marketing            Entrepreneurship                               5934
MNPS Intro to Entrepreneurship II - CR 17-18               Marketing            Entrepreneurship                               5934
MNPS Introduction to Business - CR 17-18                   Marketing            Intro to Business & Marketing                  5905
MNPS Introduction to Business S1 - CR 17-18                Marketing            Intro to Business & Marketing                  5905
MNPS Introduction to Business S2 - CR 17-18                Marketing            Intro to Business & Marketing                  5905
                                                                                Engineering Design I/Technological
MNPS Engineering Design II - CR 17-18                      STEM                 Design                                      6139/5885
                                                                                Principles of Engineering/Foundations
MNPS Engineering Design I - CR 17-18                       STEM                 of Technology                               5924/5917

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State
                                         Industry                                        Course
              Edgenuity Course            Cluster        MNPS Course Aligned              Code
MNPS - Visual Art - CR 17-18             Electives Art Survey: Pre-History - 19th C.       3515
MNPS - Visual Art - CR S1 17-18          Electives Art Survey: Pre-History - 19th C.       3515
MNPS - Visual Art - CR S2 17-18          Electives Art Survey: Pre-History - 19th C.       3515
MNPS - Visual Art - CR S2 17-18 (Exam
Only)                                    Electives   Art Survey: Pre-History - 19th C.    3515
MNPS - Visual Art - IC 17-18             Electives   Art Survey: Pre-History - 19th C.    3515
Visual Art - IC                          Electives   Art Criticism/Appreciation           4108
MNPS Digital Arts I - CR 17-18           Electives   Digital Art                          3599
MNPS Digital Arts II - CR 17-18          Electives   Digital Art                          3599
MNPS Art History - CR 17-18              Electives   Art Survey: Pre-History - 19th C.    3515
MNPS Introduction to Art - CR 17-18      Electives   Art Survey: Pre-History - 19th C.    3515
MNPS Introduction to Art S1 - CR 17-18   Electives   Art Survey: Pre-History - 19th C.    3515
MNPS Introduction to Art S2 - CR 17-18   Electives   Art Survey: Pre-History - 19th C.    3515

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MNPS Credit Recovery Grade Documentation Form

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